Our article, "Rapid Prototyping Accelerates the Design Process," which was
published in Machine Design magazine March 9, 2000, is now available as a
downloadable PDF file at
Several people have been asking for this, so here it is.
This article shows that one can obtain much more than the raw speed savings
of a desktop modeler by looking for the big delays in the whole product
development process -- for example, marketing unable to decide on a product
shape attribute -- and applying these models to accelerate this activity.
Three additional rapid prototyping articles are also available at the same
Preston Smith CMC
New Product Dynamics tel: +1 (503) 248-0900
Portland, Oregon USA fax: +1 (503) 294-1192
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